Many companies are choosing to re-brand themselves through this recession. This brings up an interesting point. Can reinventing your visual representation move the needle for your company? Let's look at Wal Mart and their new mark. In this time of economic downturn, people want to feel uplifted and positive. The chain store has always been known for low prices, so why change the logo? The object for Wal Mart was to make people feel positive about choosing their store.
Gone is the Military looking logo with the star, in comes the Sans-Serif, upper and lower case type. This gives a great humanistic feeling to the brand. And then along comes this new "Sun", "Star" icon. Now that says fun doesn't it?
The point being, even a company that is already positioned as cheap understands how branding can generate revenue. The numbers don't lie folks, Wal Mart has been the best performing store in the last two years. Has your company?